SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Heta Korpivaara scored 13 of her 18
points in the second half, including six points during a decisive
17-6 run, to lead Seton Hall to a 74-61 upset of No. 12 Notre Dame
The loss was the third straight for the Irish (9-4, 0-2), their
longest losing streak in eight years. The victory was the first for
Seton Hall (5-8, 0-2) against a ranked team since beating No. 23
Notre Dame 51-48 in South Orange, N.J., on Feb. 8, 2004.
Korpivaara made a pair of free throws with 11:20 left to give
the Pirates a 45-44 lead, then added another pair of free throws
and a 17-foot jumper to make it 51-46. The Pirates extended the
lead to 58-50 when Shantel Brown made a 3-pointer and led by 10
when Monique Blake scored off her own miss.
The Pirates, who outrebounded the Irish 32-14 in the second
half, made 12 of 14 free throws during the final 1:50 to hold on
for the victory.
Jadis Rhodin had 13 points and six rebounds for Seton Hall and
Amber Harris and Brown had 12 points each. Harris also added 11
rebounds and the Pirates had 14 second-chance points compared to
just five for the Irish.
Tulyah Gaines led Notre Dame with 12 points, Crystal Erwin had
11 points, despite going 1-for-7 from the free throw line, and
Charel Allen added 10 points.
It was Notre Dame's second straight loss against an unranked
team. The Irish lost 66-63 at St. John's on Wednesday. They also
lost to top-ranked Tennessee 62-51 on Dec. 31.